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O3b claims “fastest growing” position

In a statement from Jersey-based satellite operator O3b (reaching the ‘other three billion’ under-connected consumers) says that in its first year of operation it has become “the fastest growing in satellite history.”

The operator says it has contracted more capacity in the inaugural year of operation than any other satellite operator with a foothold in Africa, South Central Asia, the Middle East, South East Asia, the Pacific, South America, North America and Europe.

“Already, the capacity that O3b has sold is equivalent to nearly 10% of the contracted capacity of the three largest Fixed Satellite Service (FSS) operators combined,” said the statement.

Steve Collar, CEO, O3b Networks, added: “Our first year of commercial service has been phenomenal. We couldn’t be happier to see the impact that O3b has had on our customers and their businesses. The breadth of industries and geographies that our customers span reflects the broad based demand for high performance connectivity and we are excited to help our customers take their network capabilities to another level.”

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